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  • 1992 Dominus Estate - USA, California, Napa Valley (10/22/2008)
    Opened and allowed to air in bottle for one hour. Deep ruby red in color. Very plush, complex, Bordeaux-like aromas of meat, pencil lead, mushroom, cassis and black currant. Integrated complexities come through to the palate, offering a lush and silky mouth feel, followed by a long and pleasent finish. This bottle was truly showing very well. (94 pts.)

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  • 1992 Dominus Estate - USA, California, Napa Valley (10/22/2008)
    Opened and allowed to air in bottle for one hour. Deep ruby red in color. Very plush, complex, Bordeaux-like aromas of meat, pencil lead, mushroom, cassis and black currant. Integrated complexities come through to the palate, offering a lush and silky mouth feel, followed by a long and pleasent finish. This bottle was truly showing very well. (94 pts.)

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Thanks for the notes. I'm going to a wine tasting this saturday and I know at least one bottle will be present so I'll make sure I'm first in line since there will be 17 people at the tasting. Wink I'm bringing two bottles of 1999 Ridge Lytton springs zin so I know everyone will get a taste.
 
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I'm bringing two bottles of 1999 Ridge Lytton springs zin so I know everyone will get a taste.



If the other wines are equal to the '92 Dominus, one bottle of your Zin will be plenty.
 
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Good note KSC. It was an excellent bottle, but it had the misfortune of being up against some serious competition that night.
 
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Good note KSC. It was an excellent bottle, but it had the misfortune of being up against some serious competition that night.

No argument there! Cool
 
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Good note KSC. It was an excellent bottle, but it had the misfortune of being up against some serious competition that night.

No argument there! Cool


Luckily the champagne was there to even out the playing field. Cool


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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by steve8:
Good note KSC. It was an excellent bottle, but it had the misfortune of being up against some serious competition that night.

No argument there! Cool


Luckily the champagne was there to even out the playing field. Cool


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This is still a beautiful bottle, had it over dinner in montreal.

The bottle this time showed more black fruits and tobacco. Tasted younger then my last bottle and was darker in color.

absolutely fantastic bottle.


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absolutely fantastic bottle.


I agree based on my experience.
 
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CT shows a bottle left in the cellar.
I'm thinking its time is coming soon.
 
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I was just reading the there was only 53% Cabernet Sauvignon in the final blend of this wine, and the balance was Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Would this be the reason that it is somewhat unique to the other vintages around the same time (which I'm guessing are Cabernet Sauvignon dominant)?


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anyone pop one open recently.

i have an offer to purchase a 3L at a good price, with solid provenance. i haven't had the '92, but have had practically every other 90's vintage. I'm a huge Dominus fan, so I'm wondering what the general perception of the '92 is.

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The 1992 was the best Dominus I've ever had. If you can be fairly sure of provenance, it should be great.


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You've had the '94 i'm assuming?

I tried it for Burman's bday and it was one of the best wines I've ever had. If the '92 is superior, then I'm stoked.

Provenance is about as good as it gets...
 
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From the early 1990s, I believe I've had the 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1994.


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I've had both. Don't know if the 92 is better, but it's very good. If the price is right, it's a buy.


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i have an offer to purchase a 3L at a good price, with solid provenance...I'm wondering what the general perception of the '92 is.

tia

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I wouldn't say '92 is better than a '94 showing well. I will say that, for the price you'll pay compared to what the '94 will command, there's no question at all. Big dif in price, maybe a small dif in profile (not in taste)
 
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if not send it over to me,

this was my proposal to wife wine and i'm always picking up more

i agree with ksc on this one, big dif in price, small diff in profile. Tad less tobacco i would guess?


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Had the '92 and '94 side-by-side last week and the '94 was clearly superior. Both bottles had excellent provenance (direct from the winery), and the '92 was definitely on the decline whereas the '94 was still going strong.

I've had each vintage between 3-5 times, and I would say drink up on both fronts. The '92 before it's completely dead, and the '94 before it starts its decline.



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would be more than happy to add another magnum of 92 to the mix, its a awesome vintage.
 
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Originally posted by futronic:
Had the '92 and '94 side-by-side last week and the '94 was clearly superior. Both bottles had excellent provenance (direct from the winery), and the '92 was definitely on the decline whereas the '94 was still going strong.

Glad to see your '94 showed well, fut.
I just feel compelled to clarify that, even with superb provenance, there is inherent bottle variation.
Personally, I've yet to have a '92 'in decline' and I've also had several. Just sayin'...
 
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Agreed. Not only is the 1992 the best I've had, but at last tasting a year or so ago it was prime.


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Naturally it's into the "good bottles" phase, but the last couple of times I've had it (twice in the past three years), the tannins have been fully resolved and the wine was fading.

If your experiences from 750mL have been better, or if you've been drinking from magnum, then fantastic!



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Naturally it's into the "good bottles" phase, but the last couple of times I've had it (twice in the past three years), the tannins have been fully resolved and the wine was fading.

If your experiences from 750mL have been better, or if you've been drinking from magnum, then fantastic!


curious was the fully resolved tannins what you consider to be fading? I personally love that about this wine and that it still retains fruit.


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